Capitol Coup Was Last Ditch Effort To Hold Onto White Privilege

  • On Thursday, writing for Vanity Fair, columnist Jimmie Briggs highlighted how the assault on the U.S. Capitol represents the ongoing racial divide — and how the pro-Trump rioters made a desperate stand to preserve the white privilege they feel slipping away from them.
  • “Televised scenes showed thousands of Donald Trump-supporting rioters and criminals, largely white and typically mask-less, descending on the nation’s largely Black capital,” wrote Briggs. 
  • Briggs continued, “They were allowed in after the fences were breached. And they were free to wantonly roam the United States House and Senate hallways, entering offices, intimidating elected officials and their staffers, and taking a selfie on a cell phone, at times with willing Capitol Police.”

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